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Sam Smyth: Kenny will try appealing to EU heads and not hearts

Sam Smyth

Published 14/03/2011 | 05:00

ON Thursday, Enda Kenny will celebrate Day Eight of his first 100 Days in office with US President Barack Obama at a St Patrick's Day party in the White House.

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He will sit as an equal alongside another head of government and, if called upon for a party piece, the Taoiseach will be able to recite from memory the Gettysburg Address.

His age-defying demeanour gives him the appearance of an all-American boy -- but Mr Kenny's needs to woo Europe more than charm America.

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